Scottish actor Sean Connery has died at the age of 90. Connery reported died in his sleep at his home in the Bahamas and was unwell for some time according to his son.
Connery is known for his appearance as James Bond in seven films. He’s also known for his roles in Zardoz, The Hunt For Red October, Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade, and the comic book adaptation of The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, a role he only took because turning down The Lord Of The Rings meant he lost out on $450 million.
Outside of acting, Connery garnered negative attention with his views on women. In a 1965 interview with Playboy, Connery said, “I don’t think there is anything particularly wrong about hitting a woman- although I don’t recommend doing it in the same way that you’d hit a man. An open-handed slap is justified if all other alternatives fail.” In 1987, Barbara Walters asked his previous comments and Connery replied, “I haven’t changed my opinion.” Connery’s ex-wife, Diane Cilento, later claimed in her autobiography that he abused her physically and mentally.